FBI Data Shows Number Of Mass Shootings 10-TIMES LOWER Than Media Reports

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Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- According to a recently released report from the FBI, there were far fewer mass shootings over the past four years than were reported by the Gun Violence Archive, a private nonprofit that provides the data cited most often by the mainstream media.

The FBI found that while active shootings are increasing, they are not nearly the threat the Gun Violence Archive and the media would have you believe.

Here’s a breakdown of the FBI’s data for “active” shootings over the past five years:

  • 2016: 20
  • 2017: 31
  • 2018: 30
  • 2019: 30
  • 2020: 40

Here’s the number of “mass” shootings for the same timeframe from the Gun Violence Archive:

  • 2016: 382
  • 2017: 346
  • 2018: 337
  • 2019: 417
  • 2020: No data posted

Wait What? Are you Kidding Me?

The difference lies in the definitions.

According to their new report titled: “Active Shooter Incidents in the United States in 2020,” the FBI defines active shootings as:

  • Shootings in public places
  • Shootings occurring at more than one location
  • Shootings where the shooter’s actions were not the result of another criminal act
  • Shootings resulting in a mass killing
  • Shootings indicating apparent spontaneity by the shooter
  • Shootings where the shooter appeared to methodically search for potential victims
  • Shootings that appeared focused on injury to people, not buildings or objects

Shootings were excluded from the FBI’s list if they were the result of:

  •  Self-defense
  • Gang violence
  • Drug violence
  • Contained residential or domestic disputes
  • Controlled barricade/hostage situations
  • Crossfire as a byproduct of another ongoing criminal act
  • An action that appeared not to have put other people in peril

By comparison, the Gun Violence Archive, (www.gunviolencearchive.org)or GVA, excludes nothing, even if the shooting is gang or drug-related – the two main causes of most violence in the country today.

According to their website, the “GVA uses a purely statistical threshold to define mass shooting based ONLY on the numeric value of 4 or more shot or killed, not including the shooter.”

“GVA does not parse the definition to remove any subcategory of shooting. To that end, we don’t exclude, set apart, caveat, or differentiate victims based upon the circumstances in which they were shot.

GVA believes that equal importance is given to the counting of those injured as well as killed in a mass shooting incident,” their website states.

While this practice may be fine for GVA’s statistical purposes, their definition is almost never cited or explained in news accounts of mass shootings, and the public is intentionally deceived.

Of the active shootings that occurred last year, the FBI found that “none of the total 40 incidents occurred in educational environments, health care facilities, or houses of worship.”

Twenty-four of the shooters were arrested. Six were killed. Seven committed suicide and five remain at large.

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About Lee Williams

Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” is the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project. Until recently, he was also an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.

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Adam
Adam
21 days ago

Wayment…

“Of the active shootings that occurred last year, the FBI found that “none of the total 40 incidents occurred in educational environments, health care facilities, or houses of worship.”

Twenty-four of the shooters were arrested. Six were killed. Seven committed suicide and five remain at large.”

Now I’m no mathmagician or nothing but I’m pretty sure those don’t get the same number. Were there 40 incidents involving 42 shooters or did somebody do a typo somewhere?

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
22 days ago

Look this up. I would put the actual link but then the dreaded “Awaiting to be approved” might happen.
US Mass Shootings, 1982-2018: Data From Mother Jones’ Investigation – Mother Jones.
They use the FBI data and include 3 or more killed rather than 4 not including the shooter.

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Wass
Wass
22 days ago

I cannot say it enough: The best and handiest source for statistics on crime in America is the yearly published, “World Almanac and Book of Facts”. In it you will find all the crime statistics as compiled by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), U.S. Dept. if Justice and The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Just in the event you must argue a point, slam the book on the table for effect.

JPM
JPM
22 days ago

The fake news lying being verified by the FBI? Who can you believe any more? Definitely not the fake news, but the FBI is just as bad or worse when it comes to lying, misrepresenting facts.

JoeUSooner
JoeUSooner
22 days ago
Reply to  JPM

“… fake news lying” is all that needs to be said.

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago

Both methodologies are arbitrary, ambiguous, and absurd. Drivebys by gangsters are mass shootings. However, I normally compare deaths from firearms with deaths from motor vehicles and deaths from medial malpractice. More lives are saved by guns than taken. More lives AND PROPERTY are lost by allowing the PRIVILEGE of driving than firearms. No one has a right to drive. You would save more lives lowering speeds in residential areas to 20mph than you would by banning ALL rifles. More deaths of pedestrians happen at 40mph than from AR15s. When it comes to HEALTHCARE medical malpractice over 240,000 a year die… Read more »

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
23 days ago

Our Governor is in process of regulating who can drive for his climate change (depopulation) UN Agenda 2050 which is un-constitutional because we can not tell one person they can not drive and let the other person drive when the road was built from funds we all paid in and therefore it is actually a right to drive regardless of what the Vatican/Crown courts say. We The People have been traveling upon the roads since well before the authoritarian globalist ruled this rock. “First the plaintiffs argue that inclusion in TSDB infringes their right to travel. This right’s lineage is… Read more »

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago

You have the right to walk wherever you want if it is not on the property of someone who objects. You can drive on your own property. You cannot walk or drive on my property without my permission. You have no right to drive on public property without the permission of the public. Denying you the privilege of driving does not deny you the right of passage. The government, on government property, has the legal power to prohibit you from using a weapon larger than you can bear with more energy than a 20mm cannon. A car at 55 has… Read more »

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JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago

I recommend you do not try to exercise you “right to travel” in Area 51.

Russn8r
Russn8r
23 days ago

I think you crashed there.

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

You sound like an anonymous troll intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses, or manipulating their perception with your inflammatory, insincere, digressive, extraneous, and off-topic comment. Your denial, dishonesty, and deflection are indisputably incontrovertibly conspicuously crystal clear-cut. You spout the same old narrative of endless inbred bloggers playing the telephone game with factoids and never-do-well high school dropouts who never learned how to discipline their thinking with facts or logic.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
23 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

Yes but how much is he being paid to tell us we have no rights, Loool.

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago

Our constitution grants us the right to travel freely, but recognizes that for the well-being of the people, we need systems in place that regulate transportation.
A driver license isn’t about taxation and limiting travel; it’s a verification that the holder has at least a minimal understanding of the shared rules that keep us safe on the roads. Freedom to travel and driver license requirements are really two distinct concepts that the anti-license folks have conflated.

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago

The Marginalized Socialist Media, consisting of, but not limited to the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and Bloomberg subsidiaries, are truth challenged. Are they the puppets of or do they make a puppet of the racketeer influenced corrupt organization known as the Democratic Party with their imitation of Nineteen Eighty-Four’s Ministry of Truth?
If everything is always the fault of guns, what next? War is peace? Love is hate? Freedom is slavery?

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Russn8r
Russn8r
24 days ago

Are we supposed to argue that mass shootings are ok as long as they’re not in a school, church, or health care facility? Does anyone think that flies? All you need is one big massacre a year like Parkland or El Paso for the media to fan gun control hysteria. One of the more sickening things is that our genius “2A” leaders facilitate these massacres by promoting “gun free” zones. The 2A community is ecstatic over “Constitutional Carry” in states like Texas that are STILL riddled with an unpredictable patchwork quilt of “gun free” zones that killed so many in… Read more »

Arizona
Arizona
23 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

No one is suggesting mass shootings are ok, no matter the location or method of defining “mass shooting”. The media gaslights the public and attempts to create fear.
They also immortalize the shooters, thus encouraging more of the same.

No amount of illegal gun control will ever stop a single shooting. Simply holding murderers and attempted murderers accountable will, however.

Russn8r
Russn8r
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona

You missed the point. Our own side keeps whining that the media is unfair, as if that’s news, getting into the weeds of “there aren’t that many massacres”, while continuing to enable mass killers with a deadly, unpredictable patchwork quilt of “gun free” zones, and calling that “constitutional carry”.

Last edited 23 days ago by Russn8r
JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

As long as you are open to the public, it is not private property and you should respect civil rights and one of them is the civil right to equal service for those exercising their self-evident inalienable natural right to self-defense. For me, I consider my sidearm equal to having a dog for comfort or blindness. I am physically handicapped for self-defense at 70. NOW, on property not open to the public, like my yard, NO ONE has a right to carry without my consent. Not even police or military, unless they have a warrant, or are in hot pursuit… Read more »

Russn8r
Russn8r
23 days ago

No kidding, Sherlock.

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago
Reply to  Russn8r

You sound like an anonymous troll intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses, or manipulating their perception with your inflammatory, insincere, digressive, extraneous, and off-topic comment. Your denial, dishonesty, and deflection are indisputably incontrovertibly conspicuously crystal clear-cut. You spout the same old narrative of endless inbred bloggers playing the telephone game with factoids and never-do-well high school dropouts who never learned how to discipline their thinking with facts or logic.

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
23 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

Ephesians 2:2
Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago
Reply to  Darkman

Mark Twain had no degree in math, research, or statistics.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
24 days ago

Wow, fake news is providing inflated numbers. That’s a new one. Too bad we can’t believe our media that try’s to influence us at every turn on a daily basis. I might believe some of what they say but very little anymore because the media seems to be nothing more than an extension of the communist/.socialist/demonkkkratic party..

Arizona
Arizona
23 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

The legacy or main stream media is nothing but the propaganda arm of the Left, the socialists and globalists.

Less than 20% of the public trusts what the media reports, as we all know they are full of excrement.

APG member
APG member
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona

As you point out the “media” you refer to are hardly mainstream! Modern media is controlled by corporations which get their license to exist from government. “Corporate Media” would be an accurate description.

JohnLloydScharf
JohnLloydScharf
23 days ago
Reply to  APG member

I understand your point and agree on some level, but I have a different perspective. I have no problem with corporations. Most alternative media incorporates and every incorporation is a license to collect taxes from consumers. A mom-and-pop brick store gets incorporated to protect individual liabilities. Corporations technically have taxation, but that is a business cost passed on to consumers with higher prices. Actually, the US government is both the largest corporation and consumer in the world. And it is not taxed. Mainstream depends on how many people watch and/or how much revenue you collect for what you produce. Historically,… Read more »

Patriot Solutions
Patriot Solutions
23 days ago
Reply to  Arizona

They are a military grade psy-op false flag operation to distort reality but it doesn’t stop there. I sat here for 2 decades watching the government distort reality up and down every street around with up close in person psy-op’s every day twisting reality and conducting survellance with a plethora of different programs that they also use to destabilize individual persons and/or targeted areas. They go door to door with their charade and nobody is the wiser then, Trump took office and it all immediatly stopped as if a button had been pushed. They run these op’s out of the… Read more »

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